PS 238V Perspectives on Chemical Dependency (3)
Perspectives on Chemical Dependency provides a basic introduction to the study of substance use, abuse, and dependency. This course will familiarize students with the fundamentals of drug-specific information. In addition, the course will outline the theories and models of why individuals abuse substances. Environmental factors and their impact on substance usage will be examined. These factors include economic, social, cultural, and family systems. Prevention, intervention, and treatment programs for substance usage will be analyzed.
Prerequisite: PS 102S.